Before comparing the Coalition’s choice of an Indigenous candidate to a white family “hiring a black cleaner,” Lisa Wilkinson was caught on camera having trouble pronouncing the name of shadow minister for Indigenous affairs Jacinta Nampijinpa Price.
The tape was captured during a five-hour lunch Wilkinson had with her producer Angus Llewelyn, former Liberal worker Brittany Higgins, and her lover David Sharaz before Ms. Higgins made her rape allegations public.
According to dailymail.co.uk, the former Liberal Party staffer alleges she was raped by Bruce Lehrmann in Parliament House after a night out in 2019 when they were colleagues working for then-Defence Minister Linda Reynolds. Mr Lehrmann has always denied the claims.
During the lunch, both Wilkinson and Mr Sharaz spoke about politicians who could potentially add weight to Ms Higgins’ accusations and the perceived culture of misogyny within the Liberal Party.
‘The Liberal Party has preselected over twenty new and wonderfully diverse and strong female candidates like, and what’s her name, Nam… Nampinjumba? [sic]. She’s an Indigenous woman,’ Wilkinson could be heard saying in an audio clip obtained by Sky News.